About Ocean Prime - Tampa

OCEAN PRIME is a modern American restaurant and lounge from renowned restaurateur Cameron Mitchell. Named “Best Outdoor Scene” by Tampa Bay Metro and “Best Seafood Restaurants in the Bay Area” by Creative Loafing, OCEAN PRIME Tampa is an extraordinary dining experience. Located in the International Plaza shopping center, the restaurant is a short drive from Tampa International Airport, Raymond James Stadium and George Steinbrenner Field.

The menu is classic and yet there is a modern sensibility to the preparations which include lighter fare, like our signature shellfish “cobb” salad and sushi, as well as more indulgent items like juicy steaks and decadent desserts. A destination on its own, the OCEAN PRIME lounge offers expertly prepared cocktails like our signature cucumber gimlet or smoking berries & bubbles.

Stunning settings, a vibrant energy and truly genuine hospitality make OCEAN PRIME Tampa an ideal place.

2205 N. West Shore Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday 12:00PM-4:00PM

Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Friday - Saturday 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sunday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Our Lounge: Open Daily

Cross Street:
Boy Scout

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(813) 490-5288

Website:
http://www.oceanprimetampa.com/

Entertainment:
Ocean Prime features live music in our piano bar! The music begins at 7:00pm Tuesday-Saturday.

Parking Details:
Valet parking available during dinner hours. There is also self-parking available in front of the restaurant.

Public Transit:
This is a public transit stop in front of the mall.

Executive Chef:
Adam Polisei

Private Party Facilities:
Ocean Prime features four stunning private dinning rooms for our guests to enjoy; accommodating groups up to 50 guests. We also offer audio visual services & several different banquet menus that you may choose from & tailor to perfectly fit your event.

Private Party Contact:
Jo Truett: (813) 490-5288

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us in our lounge for Happy Hour, Monday - Friday, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Enjoy selected specially priced appetizers, handcrafted cocktails and world class wines.
Special Sunday menu featuring an 8 oz filet with your choice of “Surf” for $55 per person plus selected half priced bottles of wine from our Wine Spectator award-winning wine list.

Ocean Prime - Tampa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (89)
Good for Anniversaries (78)
Good for a Date (75)
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Romantic (71)
Good for Birthdays (56)
Business Meals (56)
Good for Groups (48)
Worth the Drive (44)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Handcrafted Cocktails (42)
Notable Wine List (42)
Fit for Foodies (42)
Hot Spot (37)
Vibrant Bar Scene (35)
Fun (33)
Bar Seating (30)
Happy Hour (26)
Cozy (25)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Live Music (21)
Scenic View (21)
Waterfront (21)
Great for Lunch (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
People Watching (17)
Authentic (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
Tasting Menu (14)
Comfort Food (11)
Healthy (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Casual (8)
Great for Brunch (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Live Sports (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Organic (2)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 19, 2013

The food was terrific and the service was exceptional. Would highly recommend Ocean Prime for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 19, 2013

Although excelent, a bit pricey for dinner unless on an expense account..which I was not.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 17, 2013

Amazing derive great attention to detail. Wonderfully cooked food !

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 16, 2013

The food was fantastic as usual.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 16, 2013

We went for our anniversary. It was our first time there. We will definately return. It is a bit pricey, especially for the drinks and side items, but everything was outstanding.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 16, 2013

We were sat outside with a patio that had been closed in I would have preffered to sit inside the restaurant especially for the money we spent!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 15, 2013

I think your cab selection could be improved both for price and average wines the general population would more likely purchase

1. Segesheo Red Zifindel Sonoma County bottle $21 Excellent with beef, chicken and sea food

2 Murphy Good excellent medium priced full bodied Cab..

Next time I m in I d like to spend more time looking over your wine list I had a partner ship in a wine shop...the general customer needs a good $30 to $35 bottle of cab with dinners...there are many out there...cheers

I ll recommend to all my friends

Jim Ledoux
214 676 5166

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 15, 2013

Ocean Prime is a very trendy place probabally better for drinks than dinner, I ordered a New York Strip for close to $50 dollars and it had so much grizzle I almost could not get through it. I have had better steaks at Grill Smith for $20. This is totally unacceptable for that price, I was very angry after the meal. I could have gone to Charlies or Ruth Chris for that price. This place is more about being trendy than the quality of the food. I will go again for drinks only and head over to Charlies for the meal.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 15, 2013

i loved dining at Ocean Prime for first best first experiance with any resturant

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 15, 2013

My wife went there for Valentine's 2013. We had an overall wonderful experience. Our meal was some of the freshest seafood we have had in Tampa and was exquisitely prepared. My wife's seabass was the best we both ever tasted.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 15, 2013

Great atmosphere that is a little noisy but actually gives you the feel that your conversation is not being over heard at the next table which is very nice.
Great outdoor dining and the energy in the place is very good.
The drinks were excellent and the bar is hoping with live music later in the evening.
The food is good but priced to be outstanding.
Richie -our waiter-is truly an asset to the establishment. Service was ON THE MONEY.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 14, 2013

The wait was pretty long, however with it being Valentines Day that was acceptable. I always have an amazing experience at Ocean Prime.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 14, 2013

A great restaurant with nice ambiance for special occasion, or a romantic evening with that special someone.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 14, 2013

The service and atmosphere was outstanding. The food was good but not amazing,I prefer the seafood over the steak.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 14, 2013

Great ambience, delicious food! A bit pricey but perfect for special occasions. Service was excellent despite the Valentine's Day crowd

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on February 14, 2013

My group was late for our reservation, on Valentines Day no less, but Ocean Prime was very accomodating and found a place for us. Food and service was outstanding. Highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 14, 2013

We were at the restaurant on Valentines Day with my daughter and her husband visiting from NYC. We enjoyed the drinks, food as well as the atmosphere. Great place for a special ocassion.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 13, 2013

The place was amazing with Service outstanding from the valet to the waiter. Menu was had all the right elements and steaks perfectly cooked. The only reason I gave 4 stars was both our baked potatoes arrived cold which was a disappointment. No other complaints and I would definitely go back again.

All the staff were friendly and the place had a wonderful energy and vibe.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 13, 2013

The bad: Our waiter could have been more attentive and he was difficult to understand. he kind of mumbled. The only other issue we had was that it was raining. We called ahead and were told that there was valet and that they had umbrellas and not to worry. When we got there, the valet said they did not have umbrellas and my wife and i had to walk into the rain and enter the restaurant wet. Many other people were disturbed by this as we watched them enter in quite wet.

The Good: The food was very good and the atmosphere is nice.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2013

Oustanding place. Ranks up there as my favorite restaurants from Califorinia to New York.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 10, 2013

I have eaten here often, and can honestly say the service , food and drink have been exceptional in every case. One of the few places I've been where you can be certain of not being disappointed or hesitant to take someone who hasn't been there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 10, 2013

I have dined here many times and always ordered the filet mignon which is excellent.This time it was my wife's birthday and we ordered the king crab and oyster tower,pricey but delicious for our appetizer.We split the Wedge salad served ice cold.My wife ordered the Red Snapper blackened and I chose the Salmon.They were good portions and cooked to perfection.I would order either one again on my next visit.The side orders are each big enough for 3-4 people.We new this from previous visits and ordered the truffle fries and could not finish but half.We chose not to order dessert.We went early on Sunday and were given a nice window table.The service was very good and the food came out in very good order.I also recommend this place for lunch.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2013

High end dinning experience. Consistently wonderful. Recommend highly.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 9, 2013

We were seated right away and our server did a great job. I don't remember her name but she has worked there since it opened. Loved the berries and bubbles drink!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 9, 2013

The food was very good. I am NOT a calamari person at all. My husband ordered it and it was fantastic! He got the snapper which was also very good. I got the prime salad with chicken. I wish my salad had some more walnuts and cranberries as noted on the menu. seemed to be mainly just lettuce, but was still tasty.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 8, 2013

I loved the upscale and yet intimate feel of
this place. The shellfish cob salad was sublime.
I look forward to a return soon.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 6, 2013

Ocean Prime may be slightly more expensive than some places, but the cost is justified.
The greeting was friendly, the waiter attentive and friendly, and the decor is modern and attractive. Lunch is very nice there because of the wonderful natural light that fills the main dining room. The decor is simple and straightforward, nothing fussy, nothing
pretentious.
The weak point about the food may be the entrees, pretty good, but nothing memorable. The desserts and appetizers are excellent. There is the feeling of being in a nice yet informal place, nice table linens...and being attentively looked after.
There are also private function areas, and a bar which is likely lively in evenings. Great location, in the I Plaza Shopping complex.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 5, 2013

This is my "go to" place for special occasions.........the food is outstanding and the atmosphere is quiet and calmning

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2013

all was good but we were not seated until 40 minutes after the reservation. several people at the bar were also waiting for past due reservations. for a monday night, they definitely were having seating problems.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 1, 2013

One of the best in Tampa

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 1, 2013

I've had many special occasions there before when the restaurant has been packed still had better service than I received this past outing. I felt that things were just thrown together for my requests and the staff could care less about it. I was truly embarrassed and don't think I will be revisiting Ocean Prime again.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 30, 2013

The. Restaurant and the food is superb, the only issue for me was just the noise but the attention and the quality and taste of the food was magnific.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 28, 2013

I've been to Ocean Prime for happy hour and lunch and it was great. It was my husband's first time. It was a let down.
We sat outside and the service was lacking. It was 10+ minutes before a server asked us if we wanted water. The serve never improved. Fresh ground pepper was offered but the server had to go 'find' it, a glass was broken near us and there was no apology, or 'are you ok?' plus one steak was over-cooked.
The chocolate/peanut butter dessert was amazing!
I'm guessing our service was not up to par because we were outside, or it was a Monday?
Either way, my husband won't go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 28, 2013

Although a little pricey, I found the food and the service to be excellent! Will definitely return.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 26, 2013

The manager on duty, Patrick was great. We did not like our first offered table and although the place was almost full he took us to a much more appropriate table. The food was very good, nice salad, crab app, and good entrees. The server Richard was average, and a bit distracted although we left a 17% tip because of the good food and drinks. The special wines and drink menu had many choices and the drinks were generous. Altogether a good experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 26, 2013

there is only one word to describe our experience, GREAT!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 26, 2013

Great food and great service. Our server this time and on a prior trip dissuaded us from choosing the pork porterhouse. However, someone in our group tried it and shared. It was fabulous and we do not understand why there is an effort to dissuade diners from this selection.

We sat in a "back" room. The air freshener was too much. We enjoyed the atmosphere of the dining area closer to the lake over this area.

The wine I tried was phenomenal, but very expensive.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 26, 2013

First visit. Lovely atmosphere. Great food. Wonderful service. My friend and I did a joint birthday celebration. Our server Sara Lambert was awesome and acknowledged the occasion with their best deserts. After dinner we enjoyed the live piano music in the bar. Worthy of a visit in itself! We will both go back and recommend Ocean Prime to all of our friends and acquaintances.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2013

Everything was excellent and we will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2013

We had an 8pm reservation and did not get seated until 850. The young hostesses were not sincere in their apologies. The manager bought us a very nice bottle of wine which was nice.
However,our server was put off by our food selection. He described the seafood tower appetizer and when we discussed whether sharing the tower as pur entree, and each getting a salad, he tuned out. I guess he was calculating the tip.
Although he said we could custom order the tower in whatever amounts we wanted (and whatever shellfish) he didn't bother to ask us what we wanted. The tower arrived before salad. He said he thought we wanted our salads as our main course (really?)
The Caesar was the blandest/worst Caesar dressing I've ever had.
I will never re

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